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  Google claims number 1 position after McKinsey's 12-year reign as the Most Desirable Place to Work for MBA students in the US.
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Google deposes McKinsey as most desired MBA employer in the US

Google is now the most popular place to work for in the United Stated for MBA students after jumping from 129th in 2005 to 2nd in 2006 and to number 1 this year, ending McKinsey & Company's 12-year reign. Google also appears in the top ten in all industry rankings (from investment banking to healthcare).

Below are some of the key findings of The Universum IDEAL Employer Survey- MBA Edition 2007 conducted by Universum in the US.

5,451 MBA students participated in the MBA Edition of The Universum IDEAL Employer Survey, making it the largest survey of its kind. Students were asked to rank their ideal employers as well as to answer questions about their career expectations, including ideal employer characteristics, preferred location, salary expectations, top industries and best internships communications preferences.

Despite Google's new strength as the overall ideal employer, McKinsey is still the number 1 employer among men MBAs. Goldman Sachs (3) maintained its position in the top 10. Bain & Co. (4), Boston Consulting Group (5), Apple (6), Microsoft (7), GE (8), Nike (9) and Bank of America (10) round out the list.

McKinsey maintains its number 1 position as the top employer in management consulting. Google jumped to the fourth position, preceded by Boston Consulting Group (2) and Bain & Company (3).

Goldman Sachs is still number 1 among students choosing a career in investment banking, followed by Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, JPMorgan IB and Merrill Lynch. Bank of America replaced Citigroup as the number 1 ideal employer among MBA students interested in commercial banking.

IT companies went up overall. Google maintained its number 1 position. Apple (6) moved up from seventh position in 2006, while Microsoft (7) jumped from the 16th position.

Procter & Gamble, Google, PepsiCo, Nike and BCG make the top 5 for students interested in consumer goods. Starbucks pushed 8 positions from 15th to 7th.

GE is still number 1 among students who selected engineering/manufacturing, followed by Toyota, Apple, J&J; and BCG. Intel, number 2 in 2006, fell 15 positions while companies like Honeywell and Boeing pushed up in the top 10.
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